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Jan 6, 2013 6:00am EST
the refugee program. we saw that in the case of the two individuals arrested in kentucky. in that case, we don't actually believe that those two individuals deliberately got into the united states through the refugee program. in the aftermath of their entrance to the united states, given their desire to support terrorist groups overseas and to the previous terrorist involvement that had come to light, they were security risks. when we look at the potential and the future for terrorist groups to exploit the refugee program, we have concerns. we have the enhanced security and vetting procedures. we have intelligence test driven processes regardless of the immigration program that a terrorist act may see to use or travel to the united states. we are reviewing intelligence on a regular basis. >> with respect to your question about information sharing, we are customers of the agency's that hold national security information. it is a tremendously cooperative relationship. we have relationships and the information flows and not only comes to us to help us make better decisions, there are instances wh
Jan 6, 2013 10:30am EST
talked about would not only make sure the taxes don't go up on middle- class families, it also would extend tax credits for families with children, it would extend our tuition tax credit that has helped millions of families pay for college, it would extend tax credits for clean energy companies that are creating jobs, it would extend unemployment insurance to 2 million americans who are actively looking for jobs out there. i have to say that ever since i took office, throughout the campaign, and over the last couple of months, my preference would have been to solve all these problems in the context of a larger agreement, a bigger deal, a grand bargain or whatever you want to call it, that solves the deficit problems in a balanced and responsible way that does not just deal with taxes but also spending so that we can put all this behind us and focus on growing our economy. with this congress, that was obviously too much to hope for at this time. [laughter] maybe we can do it in stages. we will solve this problem instead in several steps. in 2011, we started reducing the deficit throug
Jan 6, 2013 2:00pm EST
going on or the people that don't have food and shelter you would realize how horrible this is. it is important we put this behind us and stand together and all as americans. i think governor christie and governor quote have set that model and let's go forward standing as one. i urge my colleagues to support this legislation today and also as we go forward on january 15. >> the gentleman from new york. >> i would like to call up the young man who has been a leader in this in new jersey for one minute. >> the gentleman from new jersey is rocked one minute. -- the young gentleman is recognized. >> madam speaker, this action by the house republican leadership is too little and too late. i have to say i'm still very upset and i think it was deplorable that the speaker did not bring this bill up and the whole package that addresses the hurricane sandy relief in the lame duck session in the last two days of congress. it would have been passed, it would have been on the president's desk and we would have started to rebuild the shore. it is nine weeks, 10 weeks, whatever it is delay, i
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